Sacred Travel: The Pilgrimage Experience
For thousands of years people of every tradition have embarked on long, difficult and often costly journeys to sacred places in search of various benefits, from health or material well-being to a spiritually transformative experience. But why have these millions of pilgrims endured such hardships? What are they ultimately in search of? "Sacred Travel: The Pilgrimage Experience" will utilize compelling film footage from India and Peru combined with deep studio conversation to shed light on this fascinating topic. The program brings together Peruvian anthropologist Zoila Mendoza and renowned travel writer Pico Iyer, meeting for the first time. These guests, together with host Phil Cousineau, shed light on various dimensions of this timeless ritual, which is an important part of most, if not all religions and spiritual traditions.